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Obama tells Barnard women why imaginary world matters (Sometimes the jokes write themselves)
sf gate ^ | 5/15/2012 | Margot Magowan

Posted on 05/15/2012 4:16:27 PM PDT by tobyhill

He’s back, people!

First, President Obama made the amazing and inspiring move last week to finally support gay marriage. Have you see the latest New Yorker cover?

Is this beautiful or what? How could anyone not feel happy looking at this image?

The whole idea that gay marriage is “anti-family” or threatens “traditional” marriage is such an inane, warped, self-defeating argument.

“Traditional” marriage was, of course, created as a financial contract to control the means of reproduction, that is, women. When women had no social, political, or financial power, when they were not allowed to own property and only valued for how many children they could bear, marriage existed to legalize and ritualize the transfer of ownership of women from father to husband.

Remnants of those ancient roles of womanhood are actually still prevalent in marriage ceremonies. Brides initially wore white to symbolize their sexual purity. The question about “Does anyone know why the marriage should not take place?” was also asked in order to determine if the bride was a virgin.

If I hadn’t lived in San Francisco and witnessed gays fight for the right to marry, I doubt I would be married today. I thought marriage was an antiquated and sexist institution, and I wanted no part of it. But then I moved here, worked in talk radio, and watched gays struggle to gain the right. I’d never even thought of marriage “a right.” Almost the opposite. Marriage was something I was expected– and not much interested– in doing. But here, it became redefined for me as something romantic, vital, and exciting; something worth fighting for and possibly even doing myself.

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1 posted on 05/15/2012 4:16:38 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

” (Sometimes the jokes write themselves) “

And sometimes they get elected President...

sigh...


2 posted on 05/15/2012 4:23:26 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike
And Obama was making in fun of Newt's Mars idea?
3 posted on 05/15/2012 4:27:23 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

4 posted on 05/15/2012 4:37:22 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Are people (outside of SFO anyway)actually going to vote for this???


5 posted on 05/15/2012 4:49:41 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: tobyhill

Another leftist propaganda mind *uck.

The jokes do write themselves.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 4:55:43 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: tobyhill

Because if it were not for the imaginary world, 0bama would have no world at all.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 5:19:35 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: tobyhill
“Traditional” marriage was, of course, created as a financial contract to control the means of reproduction, that is, women...

But here, [in San Francisco] it became redefined for me as something romantic, vital, and exciting; something worth fighting for and possibly even doing myself.

Such an idealistic, modern, silly little woman. A society does have an interest in containing and encouraging women's fertility and child-bearing, and it does have an interest in constraining men to provide for their children.

Whether people pursue something "romantic, vital and exciting" is not an essential concern of a society - we might as well grant special legal recognition to poetry-writing or bungee-jumping.

8 posted on 05/15/2012 5:46:17 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: tobyhill; Morgana

What kind of mind altered zombies are they?


9 posted on 05/15/2012 5:56:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tobyhill

Remember the opening scene of “ Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, in which the King comes across a group of peasants working in a ditch, and asks them for directions, only to be harangued with an unending ridiculous,manic Marxist diatribe by one of them? The Lefties don’t even get that that’s a joke.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 5:56:17 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: heartwood

It’s called civilizational


11 posted on 05/15/2012 5:57:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: heartwood

I’ll pay them for bungee-jumping.

If I get to hold the other end of the bungee cord.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 5:58:44 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Red_Devil 232; Ezekiel; RaceBannon; WOBBLY BOB; justiceseeker93; SJackson; Alouette; jjotto; ...
For another version of Ø at Barnard's commencement (and more) click the pic.

FM me to get on or off my infrequent ping list.

13 posted on 05/15/2012 8:21:10 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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